Winning back the first red wall

Think tank: Fabian Society

Author(s): Katherine Sangster; Lewis Wotherspoon; Jake Ballantyne; Zack Langmead-Jones

August 16, 2022

This report from UK think tank the Fabian Society looks at Scotland and the path to a Labour government.

Our new report by the Scottish Fabians argues that Scotland should be a ‘key battleground’ for Labour at the next election with two dozen seats ‘within its grasp’ by targeting SNP and Green voters. Our analysis has identified how Labour can make the necessary gains by winning seats from the SNP with a targeted focus on younger, more aspirational voters. By looking at the granular data of the recent local elections the report identifies a significant number of pro-independence supporters not voting along constitutional lines, these voters can be targeted in an election where the straight choice is a Labour or Conservative prime minister.